Australian four-piece band The Teskey Brothers have announced the deluxe release of their debut album Half Mile Harvest. Hailing from Melbourne satellite town Warrandyte, the band is formed by two blood Teskey brothers – Sam and Josh – and two childhood friends, Brendon Love and Liam Gough.
The quartet self-produced their album at their Warrandyte studio, recording live to tape and missing down on an analogue board.
They wanted to capture the humanity of the record while playing it, helping the listener feel like they’re in the room listening to the band. “If you don’t play it with soul, it’s not soul music, it’s just two chords and a beat, said Sam Teskey.
The ten tracks on Half Mile Harvest evoke blues and rock influences Otis Redding and Marvin Gaye, as well as taking something from Brit Rock and psychedelia. This medley of genre creates a soothing, timeless record that will play as well in 2030 as it would have in 1970.
The first release of Half Mile Harvest was in January this year, and the band rolled it all out themselves – they even hand-delivered the stock. Since then they’ve found themselves touring the US, UK, and playing at the Fuji Rock Festival in Japan.
“It’s been a crazy year and a half,” said Love. “It seems like every couple of months or so we have to redefine what our expectations and measures of success are.”
Check out their latest video release, directed by Marta Brodacka, below: